Current Affairs today 14 june 2017
Current Affairs Today 14 june 2017
|Indore emerges as the Cleanest City of Indi|
|Indore, Bhopal, Visakhapatnam, Surat, Mysuru, Tiruchirapally, NDMC, Navi Mumbai,Vadodara, Chandigarh make the Top 10. Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana are the Movers and Shakers, says M.Venkaiah Naidu.
12 Gujarat cities, 11 from MP, 8 from AP among the top 50 Clean Cities. Varanasi ranked 32 this year as against 418 in 2014.
Mysuru slipped to fifth rank this year but no decline in sanitation standards, says Minister.
Swachh Survekshan-2017 aimed at captur- ing the outcomes on ground of the ongoing efforts to make urban areas Open Defecation Free and to improve door-to- door collection, processing and disposal of Municipal Solid Waste.
Of the total score of 2,000, 900 marks were assigned for performance in respect of ODF and solid waste management, 600 marks for Citizen Feedbak and 500 marks for Independent Observation.
|Chenab to get tallest rail bridge|
|Around two years from now, the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir will be spanned by the world’s highest railway bridge that is expected to be 35 metres taller than Paris’ Eiffel Tower.
The massive arch-shaped structure, being constructed at a cost of around Rs.1,100 crore, will use over 24,000 tons of steel and will rise 359 m above the river bed. Designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 260 km per hour, the 1.315-km- long ”engineering marvel” will connect Bakkal (Katra) and Kauri (Srinagar).
The bridge forms a crucial link in the 111-km stretch between Katra and Banihal, which is part of the Udhampur- Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project.